Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often. Wash your hands before and after using this medicine.
Wear only clean cotton underwear (panties) instead of nylon or rayon underwear. The medicine will come out of your vagina, so wear a minipad or sanitary napkin to protect your clothing. Keep using this medicine for as long as your doctor tells you to. Continue to use it even if your menstrual period begins. Use pads rather than tampons.
This medicine is to be used only in the vagina. Use at bedtime unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
The medicine is a cream that is in a tube. You will use an applicator to put the cream into your vagina.
The applicator is an empty plastic tube called a barrel. There is a plunger on one end and an opening on the other end.
Remove the cap from the end of the tube.
Screw the open end of the applicator onto the tube of cream. Pull the plunger out all the way and squeeze the tube until the applicator is full. Unscrew the applicator from the tube and replace the cap on the tube.
If you are using the vaginal tablet, unwrap the tablet and place it in the applicator with the pointed side up. You may wet the tablet with warm water or a water soluble lubricating gel (K-Y® Jelly). You should not use petroleum jelly (Vaseline®).
Gently push the applicator high into the vagina and push the plunger all the way in.
After using, pull the plunger completely out of the applicator and wash both pieces with warm, soapy water. Never use hot or boiling water.
If a dose is missed:
Use your medicine as soon as you remember that you have missed your dose.
If it is nearly time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.